L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' SECOND PLACE: CHERYL CLEGG 'HALCYON DAYS'
HALCYON DAYS by Cheryl Clegg
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Review by curator SameSource: "In the fine art world, I regularly encounter the notion that photography is somehow more pure or special if it is all done in-camera.

To me, this is not only nonsense, it is an excuse for laziness and a lack of technical aptitude among artists.  The digital darkroom is an essential part of any photographic art creation in 2019, and learning what is possible in the digital darkroom is just as important as mastering what happens with lenses and light.  

The best fine art photographic compositions are conceived with an understanding of what is possible in front of the lens and on the computer editing screen.  Cheryl Clegg’s Halcyon Days utilizes both of these production phases to produce a textured composite image that is stunning and interesting.  

The use of composition creates flow.  The negative space is textured, and the tonal range runs the full gamut.  Color pulls us in for what at first look seems like a bi-chromatic image but actually is full of color texture."
Cheryl Clegg says, "The photos of my daughter over the years have evolved into surreal worlds, in remote locations, some are eerie others not.  Each are meant to leave the viewer questioning what the story is that accompanies the visual."
Cheryl’s interest in photography started at a young age with a Kodak Instamatic.  She attended RIT, moved to Boston and is approaching 3 decades as a commercial photographer.  When not on a job, you can find her with a camera in hand, shooting one of her 5 kids sporting events.
Career Highlights:  
Recent Awards:
ASMP 2018 “Faces of the Rasin Foundation”- 2nd place for a series.
Recent Exhibitions: 
Vermont Center for Photography 2017
Open Juried Exhibition, Brattleboro, Vt. March 2017
Darkroom Gallery Black & White (& Blue) 2017, Essex Jct. Vt, March 2017
Photoplace Gallery, Intimate Portraits, curated by Joyce Tenneson, Middlebury Vt. May 2017
Daivs Orton Gallery 3rd Annual group Show, curated by Paula Tognarelli, Hudson, NY, August 2017
The Curated Fridge, Winter exhibition curated by J. Sybylla Smith, Winter 2018
The Wotiz Gallery, Milton MA, Faces of the Rasin Foundation February 2018
Photoplace Gallery, Celebrating Women, curated by Joyce Tenneson, Middlebury Vt. May 2018
Quincy Library, Quincy, MA, Faces of the Rasin Foundation February 2019
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Black & White curated by Jennifer Schlesinger  February 2019
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, SHE curated Joyce Tenneson  March 2019: Juror’s Honorable A A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX,    SHE curated Joyce Tenneson  March 2019: Visitor’s Award.
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, open-theme|unconstrained, Juror | Catherine Couturier  June 2019
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, open-theme|Summertime, Juror | Jennifer Shaw  July 2019
Selected Publications work has appeared in
Book Cover, “The Other Side of the Bridge,” by Mary Lawson
Book Cover; Quench your Own Thurst:  Business Lessons Learned over a Beer or Two,” by Jim Koch
Boston Magazine, Wallstreet Journal, Impact Magazine, The Ellsworth American, Kids Fashions Magazine, BIDN Giving Magazine, Veja Magazine, Brazil
Selected Corporate Clients:
American Sugar Refineries, Atlantic Broadband, Appleton Partners, Alere Inc., Align Credit Union, Barrington Partners, Boston Private Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Houghton Mifflin, Fidelity Investments, John Hancock, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Reebok, Boston Beer, CVS Pharmacy, Mathworks,Stonyfield Farms, Massport Retirement System, Snip It’s,Dunkin Donuts.